AC/DC '74 JAILBREAK Vinyl
This is a Hyper CD, which contains regular audio tracks and also provides a link to the artist's website with the help of a web browser.
AC/DC: Bon Scott (vocals); Angus Young, Malcolm Young (guitar); Cliff Williams (bass); Phil Rudd (drums).
Recorded at Albert Studios, Sydney, Australia. Originally released on Atlantic (80178). Includes liner notes by Murray Engleheart.
Although AC/DC achieved its greatest commercial success after the death of original vocalist Bon Scott (1980's BACK IN BLACK and 1981's FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK featured replacement Brian Johnson), fans showed that they had not forgotten Scott when DIRTY DEEDS was released in the early '80s for American fans. The album skyrocketed directly to the top of the Billboard charts. Like DIRTY DEEDS, the 1984 EP, '74 JAILBREAK, features tracks previously unavailable domestically.
The anthem "Jailbreak" was issued as a single early on, and proves to be the highlight of '74 JAILBREAK (a promo video was even filmed that resurfaced with the EP's release). There are a couple of other early rockers, "You Ain't Got a Hold on Me" and "Show Business," an almost-instrumental ("Soul Stripper"), and a roughed-up take on the blues standard "Baby, Please Don't Go" as well. Fans of Bon Scott-era AC/DC should check out this short-but-solid collection of nearly forgotten songs.
- Genre: Pop
- Released: 10/14/2003
- Format: Vinyl
- RSD Release Date: n/a